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Breed Notes - 19 Jan 2020
Hovawart breed notes January 19th 2020 This week it was the Manchester Championship Show, first of the year with Breed classes, judged by Dr. Annukka Paloheimo from Finland, and what a day for Val Shone, who took both top awar ...
This article was posted on: 20-Jan-20
Breed Notes (Our Dogs - Craig Hosie) - 10 Feb 2020
Its been a wild weekend with regards to Storm Ciara, although I do think where I lived we got off with missing the worst. The dogs were happy with plenty to occupy them and having a run in the fields latter in the day settled them ...
This article was posted on: 16-Feb-20
Breed Notes - 15 Mar 2020
WELL, CRUFTS HAS BEEN AND GONE FOR ANOTHER YEAR. IT MUST NOW BE NEARLY FIFTY YEARS SINCE I FIRST WENT, WHEN IT WAS AT OLYMPIA IN LONDON, AND YOU HAD TO FIND A PARKING SPOT ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. IT IS A MUCH BIGGER AND SLICKER O ...
This article was posted on: 16-Mar-20
Breed Notes (Our Dogs - Craig Hosie) - 29 Mar 2020
With lock down upon us this is real difficult times we are all facing. Staying safe is very Important and the difficulties being faced by all that we took for granted every day from shopping, exercising dogs, meeting friends and a ...
This article was posted on: 31-Mar-20
Breed Notes - 29 Mar 2020
WHAT STRANGE TIMES WE ARE LIVING THROUGH, ALTHOUGH I MUST ADMIT THAT FOLLOWING THE INSTRUCTIONS TO STAY AT HOME IN ISOLATION HASN’T BEEN MUCH OF A HARDSHIP TO JOHN AND MYSELF, BEING RETIRED ALREADY EACH DAY HAS BEEN OUR OWN NOW ...
This article was posted on: 31-Mar-20
Breed Notes - 17 Apr 2020
GREAT PICTURE THIS LAST WEEK IN “OUR DOGS” OF THE SOUTH EAST TEAM FROM CRUFTS OBEDIENCE, WITH PAULA FOAKES AND RIOJA SITTING IN THE FRONT ROW SMILING AWAY. IT WAS A REALLY COMPLIMENTARY CRITIQUE, AS WELL. WELL DONE, BOTH OF YO ...
This article was posted on: 20-Apr-20
Breed Notes - 4 May 2020
It was interesting to hear Bill Lambert from the Kennel Club on Jeremy Vine’s Radio 2 show the other day. He was asked why the sales of puppies had gone through the roof recently. I think we all know the answer to that! What bet ...
This article was posted on: 05-May-20
Breed Notes - 8 Jun 2020
HOVAWART BREED NOTES JUNE 8TH 2020 I WAS TICKLED PINK WITH OUR FIRST CLUB COMMITTEE MEETING HELD LAST WEEK VIA ZOOM. ONCE WE HAD (FINALLY, IN OUR CASE ….WITH LLOYD’S INEVITABLE HELP) MASTERED THE TECHNOLOGY AND GOT IT WORKI ...
This article was posted on: 08-Jun-20
Breed Notes - 21 Jun 2020
HOVAWART BREED NOTES June 21st 2020 There have been so many puppy enquiries during the last few weeks, almost certainly something to do with the lock-down, I suppose people finding that there is a gap in their lives that they h ...
This article was posted on: 26-Jun-20
Breed Notes - 27 Jun 2020
Phew, hasn’t it been hot, but newly-stripped Acorn is as cool as a cucumber, and once our plumber has managed to safely set up our new gas-fired mobile shower unit, I shall be outside shampooing everything that moves, with water ...
This article was posted on: 07-Jul-20
Breed Notes - 9 Aug 2020
I am sorry for the lack of notes recently, there are two reasons, firstly the lack of shows and other competitions that would normally fill the column at this time of year, and secondly my recovery from surgery, which I am happy ...
This article was posted on: 10-Aug-20
Breed Notes - 6 Sept 2020
Doesn’t time fly? I had my first training class since before lockdown and my operation earlier this week. I go with Elinor Anderson, who you will remember had three hovawarts over several years a while back, representing Wales i ...
This article was posted on: 07-Sep-20
Breed Notes - 30 Aug 2020
It is well worth logging on to the Hovawart Club of Great Britain website…..if you are not already on it reading this….and clicking on to the link to the IHF video promoting the breed. It shows hovawarts undertaking lots of di ...
This article was posted on: 07-Sep-20
Breed Notes - 30 Aug 2020
It is well worth logging on to the Hovawart Club of Great Britain website…..if you are not already on it reading this….and clicking on to the link to the IHF video promoting the breed. It shows hovawarts undertaking lots of di ...
This article was posted on: 10-Sep-20
Breed notes - 13 Sep 2020
Something very unusual happened this week….I actually got a response to my breed notes of a couple of weeks back. It is very heartening to have a debate about an issue that I raised, in this case the early use of a dog at stud. ...
This article was posted on: 14-Sep-20
Breed Notes - 26 Sep 2020
Firstly, some very sad news. Janet Pearce’s partner Ian Dangerfield died on the 15th of this month after a short and brutal battle with a very aggressive cancer. Our deepest condolences go to Janet at this sad time, and I know s ...
This article was posted on: 28-Sep-20
Breed Notes (Our Dogs - Craig Hosie) - 06 Oct 2020
We are living in strange times and to be truthful I think we are going to continue with restrictions on what we can and cannot do throughout the Autumn and winter months ahead. I feel like most that I have not been out of the pand ...
This article was posted on: 12-Oct-20
Breed Notes - 04 Oct 2020
Well, this was the weekend when we should all have been at Oswestry for the weekend. There were going to be all sorts going on, with demonstrations, talks, a q&a session, maybe a judging seminar an evening “do”, and the show o ...
This article was posted on: 12-Oct-20
Breed Notes - 18 Oct 2020
The constant request for visits to see the hovawarts continues unabated, even increasing over recent weeks to the point where we had people come here on three consecutive days this week, in addition to two phone calls and three em ...
This article was posted on: 19-Oct-20
Breed Notes - 25 Oct 2020
In between the heavy showers and howling gales I have been outside today raking up the acorns that are covering the grass in the dog paddock. For some reason, the dogs, particularly Poppy, think they are the most delicious delicac ...
This article was posted on: 26-Oct-20
Breed Notes - 1 Nov 2020
I was chatting to a dog friend the other day, and, a propos nothing in particular, we got to talking about licenced breeding, and she told me that her local council breeding licence actually allowed her up to six litters from a bi ...
This article was posted on: 26-Oct-20
Breed Notes - 8 Nov 2020
What would we do without the internet? (actually, the answer, as I’m old enough to remember, is “look it up in a book, or ask a friend on the phone, or if you go back far enough, by letter”). My problem at the moment is how ...
This article was posted on: 09-Nov-20
Breed Notes - 15 Nov 2020
The 2021 Calendars have now arrived, and are sitting in a box in the office, just waiting to go to their new homes. My personal favourite is the picture for May…absolutely gorgeous…but get your copy to see if you agree with me ...
This article was posted on: 16-Nov-20
Breed Notes - 22 Nov 2020
It was really nice to receive the club newsletter yesterday, although it must have been a nightmare for Maggie, trying to cobble together some news when nothing has been happening. Mind you, it has enabled her to show us some love ...
This article was posted on: 23-Nov-20
Breed Notes - 28 Nov 2020
Dam and blast, we can’t enter !!!!!!!!!! I am of course talking about Crufts next year. Because John was judging at this year’s event, we decided that we wouldn’t show any of the dogs during the previous twelve months, partl ...
This article was posted on: 03-Dec-20
Breed Notes - 13 Dec 2020
Well, I have got to try my new portable hot shower machine. Remus got filthy on his walk….what is it about male dogs ? He seems to attract mud like a magnet, so much more than the girls do. Mind you, it did need a quick visit fr ...
This article was posted on: 14-Dec-20
Breed Notes - 28 Dec 2020
I hope everyone had a good Christmas, even with all the restrictions. It did at least make time spent with the dogs, rather than ubiquitous relatives, less conscience troubling. I can still remember my rather non-doggy mother-in-l ...
This article was posted on: 04-Jan-21
Breed Notes - 17 Jan 2021
My apologies for the lack of notes in recent weeks, but the absence of shows, trials and other dog-related events, coupled with the lockdown, effectively preventing any movement, means that not much is happening to write about. Ho ...
This article was posted on: 18-Jan-21
Breed Notes - 7 Feb 2021
In a week that has seen the loss of Captain Sir Tom, such an inspiration to the nation in dark times, I am sad to report the passing on Tuesday last of the Reverend Gill Green, who was Chairman of the Club at the millennium, after ...
This article was posted on: 08-Feb-21
Breed Notes - 21 Feb 2021
Tomorrow (Monday February 22nd) is the day of Gill Green’s funeral. In normal times, there would have been a good representation from the Hovawart world, we certainly would have been there, but with numbers strictly limited, it ...
This article was posted on: 22-Feb-21
Breed Notes - 8 Mar 2021
Before I get started notes today, I would like to say that it wasn’t just the Duke of Edinburgh who has been admitted to a heart hospital recently, the same thing has happened to Steve Shone, husband of Val (Zwartbos). We wish h ...
This article was posted on: 08-Mar-21
Breed Notes - 21 Mar 2020
I can’t help feeling optimistic about the future now, even though John and I have only had our first vaccination so far. I can’t wait to get back to dog training classes, and actual, rather than virtual, yoga in the village ha ...
This article was posted on: 22-Mar-21
Breed Notes - 4 Apr 2021
It is a great pity, but not a great surprise, that Crufts 2021 has been cancelled. It is hard to see how an event that has to be both inside and involve close contact could be held safely when vaccinations will not have been avail ...
This article was posted on: 06-Apr-21
Breed Notes - 18 Apr 2021
These breed notes are also sent to “Our Dogs” weekly paper that comes out on Thursdays. They have asked that I delay posting them in line until after that day. To box or not to box, that is the question!! After the early ar ...
This article was posted on: 23-Apr-21
Breed Notes - 29 APR 21
Following last time’s notes, I have found that splitting the litter worked well for the first ten days, whilst the puppies were relatively immobile, as it enabled me to interfere in what would be the natural process of the bigge ...
This article was posted on: 07-May-21
Breed Notes - 26 May 2021
I am sorry about the lack of notes of late, but puppies do keep you very busy, especially as they are now 6 weeks old and are real experts at getting into those hard-to-reach places just when you are trying to round them up at bed ...
This article was posted on: 03-Jun-21
Breed Notes - 6 Jun 2021
What a busy week!! A litter of ten puppies, especially once they get mobile, leaves very little time for sitting in the garden reading…or anything else, for that matter. So far, though, all is well, and after the visit to the ve ...
This article was posted on: 07-Jun-21
Breed Notes - 13 Jun 2021
So far, plans for the club show on October 2nd are going ahead but I know secretary Liz will be keeping a close eye on the Covid situation, with safety the club’s primary concern. One thing that will go ahead in any event is the ...
This article was posted on: 14-Jun-21